Nights for Monday 30 August 2021
7:12 Ernest Rutherford and The Russian Connection
To mark 150 years since the he was born we talk to historian Olga Suvorova about Lord Rutherford's Russian connections, and presents one of the world's greatest scientists and most outstanding New Zealanders through Russian eyes.
7:35 NZ Hip Hop
We continue our trip through NZ Hip hop with Brad "Sticky' Warrington - we are still in the the mid 00's purple patch but taking a look at more underground offerings.
8:15 Pacific Waves
Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.
8:30 Window on The World
Another episode of BBC Science in Action. Tonight, the world's first DNA-based covid vaccine, a team of scientists, journalists, and translators launch a project called Decolonise Science and the UK's Royal Society announces its annual awards.
9:10 Nights Sport
Our sportscaster tonight is RNZ Pacific's Vinnie Wylie.
9:30 Black Music in Europe
Clarke Peters takes a look at Black Music in Europe - tonight from 1900-1910
Clarke discovers a huge variety of black music recorded in Europe at the start of the 20th century, including very early examples of blues harmonica, scat singing and stride piano.
10:17 Late Edition
Bryan presents all the breaking news, a little analysis of the stories of the moment, and some highlights of the day on RNZ National.
10:19: Businesses south of Auckland prepare to shift levels
As the country south of Auckland prepares to go into Level 3 we're asking how businesses will operate and how the are gearing up for the change in levels. If you have a business and you're getting ready for level three, get in touch and let us know how you are getting prepared. We'd love to hear from you. Employers and Manufacturers chief executive, Brett O'Riley chats to Bryan about the work going in to help businesses throughout the motu navigate lockdown.
10:30 Calling London
We check in with senior BBC World journalist Rich Preston about the changeover of power in Afghanistan as the Governments switch from democracy to the Taliban. Rich also looks at the opening of what's being called a Pandemic Intelligence Hub and gives us a picture of the Covid situation around the world this week.
11:07 Nashville Babylon
After 11, on Nashville Babylon , Mark Rogers features classics from Louis Prima and gospel star Dorothy Coates, a birthday tune for Stirling Morrison of the Velvet Underground, bluegrass from Jim and Jennie plus something brand new from Courtney Barnett.